CHICAGO — What better way to show off your love for all things spooky than with some fresh ink?
Check out some of these Halloween-themed tattoos that you may just want to keep as a reference to show your artist.
Little Buzzing “Boo-Bees”.
“I just thought it was funny, not every tattoo has to be serious, it still makes me laugh.”
— Stephanie McNew
A Classic Smiling Jack-o-Lantern
“My mom calls me pumpkin & was born in October.”
— Jade Ortiz
“I’ve always been in love with Halloween so the jack -o-lantern was perfect, it’s my favorite tattoo.”
A Spooky Cemetery Inside a Crystal Ball
“I just love everything spooky and Halloween!”
— Danni Thomas
A Piebald Ball Python — the Ultimate Spooky Snake
“I absolutely adore snakes, and am a Halloween soul year-round. It felt like the perfect combo for a unique tattoo! I hope to have a pied python one day.”
— Enya deFeijter
Oogie Boogie — a Cute AND Creepy Character
“Nightmare Before Christmas has always been one of my favorite movies!”
A Spooky Little Bat With Really Big Meaning
“On October 31, 2013, my dad passed away. That night, in a state of shock, I handed out candy to trick-or-treaters, but was hardly “celebrating” Halloween. Every Halloween that followed, I resented the day & everyone who made plans to go to a party. I dressed up a couple of times, but felt guilty for “celebrating” when it had become such a painful anniversary. As each Halloween came and past, I accepted my dad’s passing a little more each year. After 7 or 8 years, I finally felt I had fully accepted his death & gave myself permission to enjoy Halloween. Last year, I finally found a Halloween flash tattoo I loved, and decided to get it on October 31st. Autumn has been and still is my favorite season and I can’t wait to decorate my house & celebrate this year, while honoring my dad’s passing and his life.”
A Creepy Haunted House — With a Resident Ghostie
A Ouija Board Planchette
A Spooky Scary Skeleton
“I worked through body image issues and borderline ED for most of my adult life. This guy is a reminder to be true to myself and that it’s okay to just eat the damn pizza!”
— Ashlyn Canoles
Jack and Sally from “Nightmare Before Christmas”
A Crescent Moon on a Halloween Night
A Quote from Your Favorite Movie
“I love Rocky Horror and this moment from the movie.”
A Little Grim Reaper
” I love kewpie dolls and Halloween so I had to get it!”
— Meg Sparks
A Pair of Black Cats
Thank you to everyone who shared their tattoos and the stories behind them. I don’t have any Halloween tattoos myself (unless you count my Sorting Hat tattoo as spooky), but one day, I’m getting a pumpkin or maybe a Pumpkin Spice Latte to show off my love for the fall season.